Looking for luxurious bathroom tiles that don’t cost the earth? Your search is over. Here at Tiles Direct, we pride ourselves on offering a vast and vibrant range of high-end bathroom floor and wall tiles, from the traditional to the ultra-modern, without the premium price tag.
As one of the top bathroom tiles suppliers in the UK, you’ll find a huge range of colours, sizes, styles and finishes available to help every customer find the perfect fit for their home.
From classic white bathroom wall tiles to intricate and colourful mosaic bathroom floor tiles, we’re confident you’ll find it all right here in one convenient place.
When it comes to choosing the right wall and floor covering for your bathroom, tiles just make sense - here’s why:
Outstanding water resistance: unlike other finishes such as wood or plaster, tiles aren’t damaged when they come into contact with water. This makes them an ideal flooring and splashback solution for wet rooms and high-humidity areas like bathrooms once sealed with grout. Hard porcelain tiles absorb less than 0.5% of the water they come into contact with. Ceramic and natural stone options also deliver outstanding water-repelling properties, so whichever material you decide on, bathroom tiles for floors and walls are the way to go
Effortless practicality: as one of the most-used rooms in modern homes, it pays to keep practicality in mind with the overall design of your bathroom by prioritising safety and upkeep. This is where bathroom tiles can offer an attractive, easy-to-clean and durable finish that’s resistant to the growth of bacteria. The result: a bathroom that stays hygienic and looks brand new for years with little or no maintenance required. Simply wipe clean with soapy water for a sparkling finish
Hardwearing finish: in high-traffic areas of the home, you need a solution that can withstand daily wear and tear. Whether that’s traffic underfoot or the constant deluge of shower water, with porcelain, ceramic or natural stone bathroom tiles, this is exactly what you’ll get. Boasting exceptional strength and durability, bathroom tiles provide a robust protective layer that’s designed to last for years. This means your bathroom interiors will stay looking fresh and new for longer, while also saving you money as you won’t need to frequently renovate your bathroom interiors
Added texture and depth: bathrooms can often feel like sterile and functional spaces, but with the addition of some tiles on the floors and walls, you can instantly add depth and texture. From high-gloss, white metro wall tiles that bounce light around the room to dark and dramatic natural stone-look floor tiles, harnessing the power of different finishes, colours and patterns can work wonders in injecting interest into any size bathroom
Minimal maintenance: One of the biggest appeals of using tiles as a bathroom walling and flooring solution is that bathroom tiles are easy to clean, requiring little upkeep to stay looking stylish. Bathroom floor and wall tiles don’t demand much fuss when it comes to maintenance - wiping them down with a cleaning agent and sponge or scouring pad will do the trick here. If you have a particularly large surface area to cover or want a deep clean, a steam cleaner can add that extra little bit of sparkle alongside scrubbing up grout lines with a cleaning agent and toothbrush to remove any dirt or grime
Whether you’re looking for practical bathroom flooring and walling solutions or stylish shower tiles, shop our diverse range of classic and modern bathroom tiles to find just the right product to help you make your home your own. With such a huge selection on offer, you can achieve everything from minimalist, contemporary aesthetics to rustic and homely looks with ease - explore our different colour combinations and finishes to complete the look.
Our huge collection of premium bathroom tiles has been carefully selected to cater to all styles and tastes. What does this mean for you? Well, you’ll find designer bathroom tiles in a rainbow of colours, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect tiles to complement your bathroom design project.
Playing such a big role in the finished aesthetic, deciding on a colour scheme for your bathroom can be a daunting task, but you’ll be spoilt for choice when you browse our vast collection of bathroom tiles.
Cream: from cool ivory to warm buttery hues, cream has a softer vibe than white in bathrooms, helping to create sumptuous, timeless spaces that are easy to update using almost any accent colour
Red: from ruby red to rich mulberry, our gorgeous selection of red bathroom tiles brings warmth and character to interior design styles both old and new
Black: black tiles can give bathrooms a high-end, modern look. For full-scale drama, pair black with gold accents or use it as an accent colour alongside white
Blue: conjure up a connection with the sea and sky with beautiful blue hues in your bathroom. Pair pale blue with white and sandy tones for a beachy vibe. Or, give it some glam with turquoise or moody navy bathroom tiles paired with blush pink or brushed gold accents
Brown: from earthy terracotta to deep chocolate, our brown bathroom tiles are packed with natural charm to tie interiors together, be that a rustic retreat or a refined, luxury spa vibe
Grey: with countless shades of grey bathroom tiles available, this endlessly versatile hue goes well with almost any other colour and delivers lasting modern style you’ll never get tired of
Green: create a stress-free zone using the calming effect of green bathroom tiles. With tones ranging from cool mint through to dark pine and olive, you’ll find ample options to incorporate green into your bathroom design
Pink: if you want to give your bathroom a chic and sophisticated look then pink bathroom tiles could be the way to go. From pale rosy hues to vivid fuchsia, there’s a pink shade for every taste
White: white bathroom tiles are the masters of clean, minimalist monochrome interiors. Whether on their own or as part of a classic bathroom colour combo like white and pale blue or black, white is effortlessly versatile and always on-trend
Yellow: whether paired with pale pastel shades or dark grey and navy, yellow bathroom tiles are guaranteed to give your bathroom a cheerful and funky finish
When choosing your bathroom colour, always factor in natural lighting and the size of the room. Not surprisingly, larger spaces with an abundance of natural light can afford to accommodate darker hues, while dim, compact spaces may benefit from a lighter tile on floors and walls.
Also, consider the longevity of your tile colour. Bright and bold colours may be the latest trend, but will they stand the test of time? Sometimes, opting for a more classic and versatile tile shade could be the better option. You can always introduce pops of on-trend hues as accents that can easily be swapped out as fashions change.
If you want to bring colour into your home but prefer not to stick with blocks of colour, this range also includes all kinds of ceramic, encaustic-effect tiles in rich, exotic and colourful patterns. This gives you the best of both worlds with a colourful, characterful bathroom that doesn’t feel too overwhelming.
Play around with geometric shapes to create your own striking, modern pattern in vibrant shades or go for a classic Victorian style with beautiful patterns in black, pink or blue. The result is a bathroom design that celebrates pattern and colour to deliver a fresh and stylish aesthetic.
Whether you’re building on an existing theme or taking your bathroom back to square one with a completely fresh design, size matters. So, when it comes to picking the right tile for your bathroom, we’re here to help you find the right tile size to suit your project.
The size of a tile can change the look of a room, as small tiles create more intricate patterns, while larger tiles can be used to make a space appear larger (perfect for modestly sized bathrooms).
We understand the difference that measurements can make, which is why we offer bathroom tiles in so many dimensions. From dinky 4cm x 4cm filler pieces to versatile 20x20cm tiles in a vast range of styles (and even large-format porcelain floor tiles), you’re sure to find your dream tile.
During your decision process, it’s important to contemplate which tile size works best for your bathroom space based on the amount of floor or wall space you’re working with. Our top tip is to minimise obvious grouting in smaller spaces by opting for larger tiles and matching grout colour. This will create a more consistent flow between tiles that won’t disrupt the scale of the room.
Tile shape is another important factor that impacts the finished look of your bathroom, so it's essential to get it right. In spaces large or small, don’t be afraid to get creative - after all, the world is your oyster when it comes to shape options for your bathroom tiles.
Classic square and rectangular tiles in various dimensions are a staple of our online range, including the impossibly versatile metro brick tile. But the possibilities don’t end there. We also have some more unusual shapes on offer, giving you plenty of ideas for how to transform otherwise traditional designs into a show-stopping solution for your bathroom floor and walls, including:
Metro tiles: timeless and versatile, metro bathroom wall tiles can be the perfect match for modern bathroom design. Whether you want to convey a traditional Victorian vibe or simply capitalise on their iconic look, your walls are guaranteed to look the part. You can even use rectangular metro tiles to make a herringbone pattern, creating a dramatic design with otherwise conventionally shaped tiles
Hexagonal: on floors or walls, the hexagonal tiles deliver a striking honeycomb effect that instantly adds interest. Why not add a touch of luxury to your walls with quirky hexagonal tiles in jewel tones?
Mosaics: perfect for adding decorative features to your floors and walls in your bathroom, mosaic tiles can give your designs added flexibility, character and texture. Use to break up vast expanses, create decorative motifs and borders or define zones with texture
Border tiles: give bathroom walls and floors added definition with narrow bathroom border tiles that act as a visual divider. Or, opt for unique shapes in the form of our Art Deco-style Shell tiles or Alhambra designs - masters at adding elegant, decorative features. Alternatively, keep things traditional with vintage V&A tiles as stylish edging
Chevron: patterns can give bathrooms a whole new perspective - and with modern chevron-shaped tiles, it’s easy to create a striking, futuristic feature floor in your bathroom
3D tiles: some tile shapes even have the potential to give your bathroom added dimensions, like our striking 3D cubic mosaics collection. Creating optical illusions by using geometric shapes and contrasting colours, these tiles will guarantee your bathroom walls and floors get the attention they deserve
When choosing your shape, don’t forget to consider which pattern you want to lay your tiles in, as it can have an impact on your bathroom’s finished look. The key is to pick a pattern that complements the look or space you’re working with.
Conventional tile shapes can be the way to go if you want to pull off a timeless look. For instance, opt for classic rectangular or square tiles in a grid formation for a traditional bathroom aesthetic that seamlessly complements a range of interior approaches.
With floors in small bathrooms, try laying tiles diagonally to create the impression of more space, or lay them vertically on walls to add height. Put simply, whatever design vision you have for your bathroom, you can count on us to have the tile for the job - and you’ll find plenty of ideas for bathroom tile patterns right here.
Thanks to the enormous range of colours, shapes, sizes and finishes available, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a material for your bathroom tiles. But how do you know which tile material is best suited to your home?
Well, to help you make an informed decision, we’re running through each tile material below. Whether matters of maintenance are your top priority or you’re looking for a finish that refuses to be ignored, with the right knowledge, you’re bound to find a tiling option that’s made for your home.
Travertine: bathrooms and travertine tiles are a match made in heaven. This stunning sedimentary rock is used to create a uniquely textured tile that adds warmth and character to any wall or floor. Travertine bathroom tiles are available in an array of beautiful, earthy tones, and the best part is that no two tiles are the same. This means your bathroom will be completely unique, whether you’re looking to create a room full of unrefined beauty or balance out some luxurious furnishings with a rugged, all-natural tile.
Ceramic: combining the durability to handle daily wear and tear with an easy-to-clean finish, modern ceramic bathroom tiles are available in a diverse range of styles, meaning they’ll work equally well as a smart bathroom splashback or as a pretty, practical flooring solution. Whether you want tiles in flawless white or decorated with rich, intricate patterns, ceramic is a true all-rounder, with the bonus of being ideally suited to this busy room of the house.
Porcelain: strong and durable, porcelain is a popular material when it comes to tiles that are guaranteed to last. Investing in porcelain bathroom tiles will give you peace of mind that your flooring will look great for years to come. From monochrome mosaic tiles for your bathroom wall to modern, Scandi-style porcelain bathroom floor tiles with a matt finish, this material is nothing if not versatile
Quarry tiles: non-porous, anti-slip and exceptionally strong, classic quarry tiles and bathrooms are a match made in heaven. Comprising ground feldspar, clay, shale and other minerals, quarry bathroom tiles are fired at high temperatures to produce a robust tiling solution. With a selection of warm, earthy colour options and different sizes, these tiles are ideal for pulling off a rustic style bathroom that's brimming with classic charm and character
Non-slip: if you’re most concerned with the practical properties of your flooring, non-slip bathroom tiles put safety first. From special matt technical porcelain tiles to anti-slip tiles in ceramic, you can find a safe and stylish tiling solution to suit any bathroom design theme
Wood: capture the beauty of wood in your bathroom without any of the worries of warping or upkeep with our robust, durable and stylish wood-effect bathroom tiles that look as good as the real thing. Create gorgeous rustic interiors with distressed wood finishes like our Blendart tiles or keep things traditional with dark and sleek styles
Choosing the perfect bathroom tile isn’t just a case of finding a design and colour you like. There are other practical factors you need to consider for both the floors and walls of your bathroom to make sure they’re well-protected for years.
For any bathroom design, water is going to be your biggest concern, particularly when it comes to your bathroom flooring.
Obviously, tiles offer the ideal solution for waterproofing your bathroom floors thanks to their water-resistant properties. However, it isn’t just a case of slapping down your tiles - even a small crack can lead to significant water damage if left unattended.
That’s why we’ve listed some helpful practical requirements needed to ensure your bathroom walls and floors are made to last:
Measure accurately: with both bathroom walls and floors, never ‘guestimate’ the size of the room or assume it’s a uniform shape - they rarely are. Take a few measurements from different points of the room to find the largest distances and use these to calculate how large the area is and how many tiles you’ll need to cover it. When measuring wall areas, take the longest measurements for height and width and don’t forget to add more for any additional areas like alcoves
Surface preparation tips: preparing your walls and floors before tiling is a crucial stage. The level of prep needed will depend on the surface you’re tiling onto. For instance, if you’re tiling over old tiles, score them or apply a primer for better adhesion and check the tiles aren’t cracked or coming away (this could indicate underlying problems). If you’re tiling onto wooden floorboards, fix flexi boards to prevent tiles and grout from cracking with movement. With screed, concrete floors or plastered walls, you can tile directly onto them, but be sure to fill or remove any cracks and large imperfections, applying a primer to make sure the adhesive fully takes
Factor in tile weight: tiles aren’t a light material. When you add in the weight of underlay boards and adhesive, even a small bathroom floor can put pressure on the substrate (surface) and floor joists in upper-level settings. With this in mind, make sure the floor joists and surface are in good condition and can carry the extra weight with ease
Get a level plain: accuracy is key to successfully installing bathroom floor tiles and wall tiles, so it pays to make sure your surface is completely flat and level. This can involve adding a self-levelling screed - sanding down or filling in bumps and cracks and such - but the effort you put in at the start will make laying your tiles quicker. It’ll also help ensure they stay in position. With floors and walls, you’ll need to find your true centre as your starting point to keep lines straight and ensure even cuts. Be sure to always use a spirit level for this
Calculate the finished floor height: all the above layers soon add up, especially if you have to build up certain areas of a floor to get a completely level surface. For this reason, calculate the finished floor height before you start and work out if you’ll need to raise the level of any existing fixed features like sink vanities and doorways
Use the right adhesive: adhesives pretty much all do the same job, but for floors, pick a flexible powder tile adhesive that allows for movement within the substrate. Like flexi boards, this will prevent damage to your tiles and grout. Also, you should check the tile adhesive is suitable for use on both the surface and tile material for optimal adhesion. You can opt for rapid dry instead of a standard set if you want the area to dry quickly, which is often advisable for walls as it sets quicker. Make sure you get the adhesive consistency right if using powder adhesive to prevent tiles from slipping while drying. With bathroom wall tiles, you can use a ready-mix flexible adhesive (provided its water resistant), but this is only recommended for fixing smaller ceramic tiles. If in doubt, opt for a powdered flexible adhesive to allow for any movement in the substrate
Pick a larger tile format: large tiles don’t just have the benefit of elongating spaces to make them appear bigger. Fewer grout lines also mean fewer areas where moisture can potentially seep into the surface below. Of course, if you have your heart set on a smaller tile or mosaics, just make sure you use a suitable grout and all the tile gaps and room edges are fully sealed
Choose a material made for the job: ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles can be successfully used on bathroom walls and floors to protect the surface beneath and deliver a stylish finish when fully sealed with grout. But different tile materials offer different levels of suitability for bathrooms. In areas with a lot of surface water like a wetroom, walk-in shower or bath surrounds, we’d recommend a porcelain bathroom tile over natural stone or ceramic. The former needs regular sealing, while the latter is slightly less dense and non-porous in comparison to porcelain. Similarly, porcelain can offer slightly better durability for busy rooms like bathrooms as they can withstand more impact and general wear and tear
If you want a bathroom that combines fashion with function, the design options are virtually endless. From practical, non-slip floors to tiling options in a broad spectrum of beautiful, tranquil shades, you can find the ingredients for your ideal bathroom right here. But, if you’d like some help figuring out how to find bathroom tiles that are both sensible and stylish, we have a few ideas to help you on your way.
Traditional rustic look: to channel the rustic look in your bathroom, you’ll need some wood-effect or terracotta bathroom tiles. Terracotta evokes the timeless beauty of a Mediterranean villa - a style that’s right at home in the bathroom. Wood-effect floor or wall tiles can bring that country-style aesthetic to your bathroom without the water damage that’s all but guaranteed when using hardwood in a room so prone to moisture.
Modern monochrome: modern bathroom tiles in clean white, black or grey provide a sleek and striking backdrop for fittings, accessories and more, whether used on walls or floors. If you’re partial to modern bathroom designs, you can take your pick of chic metro brick tiles (ideal for a shower splashback), opulent marble-effect or onyx-effect tiles (perfect for walls and floors), mosaic tiles in shapes galore (such as hexagon, chevron and herringbone) and much more. Designing your dream modern bathroom starts with finding the right tiles for the job.
Underwater paradise: bluish hues are proven to create a sense of serenity - so it’s no wonder that cool pastel shades and colours like cyan are so popular in the world of bathroom design. To conjure up the sounds and smells of the ocean, pick out an eclectic mix of dainty blue bathroom tiles in cool, calming tones and complete the look by introducing some seashells as evocative accessories
Zen zone: to take the relaxation up a notch, you can make your own private zen zone in the heart of your home. Grab some scrumptious scented candles and bathe your bathroom in delicately coloured tiles. Pale, tranquil shades are guaranteed to help you create a feeling of calm - we’d recommend exploring the natural beauty of travertine tiles if you’re looking for something, particularly cosy
Ultra-minimalist: need a no-nonsense look that’s guaranteed to last? In this case, less is more. Grey bathroom tiles are stylish, contemporary and powerful when it comes to achieving a dramatic, minimalist aesthetic, while the harshness of a black and white colour combo is sure to make an immediate impact. Whichever shade you choose, commit to your colour scheme and complement your striking bathroom wall tiles with simple, geometric furniture and accessories
Shabby chic: vintage lovers with a bit of an edge will love experimenting with the shabby chic aesthetic. If your bath, shower and sink are decidedly retro, finishing off the room with some rugged, realistic wood-effect tiles will help you to create a bathroom that’s packed with character. From natural, muted shades to rich, distressed browns, there are tons of stunning options available if you’re looking for something industrial. Alternatively, use your walls to boost the throw-back vibe with some charming crackle glaze metro tiles in muted pastel tones that will give the area an antique, aged finish
Vintage industrial: bathrooms offer the perfect canvas to celebrate the beauty and functionality of the modern industrial interior design. To master the look use vintage bevelled metro wall tiles in white with dark grey grout, plenty of exposed pipework and black metal accents that are softened with a choice of pieces of wooden furniture and bath linens
Once you’ve chosen the style, colour and size of your bathroom tiles, your dream bathroom is just a few simple steps away. Here are some basic installation tips to help you along the way.
Measure the space: to lay your bathroom tiles, first, you’ll need to calculate the square footage of your bathroom space, adding at least an extra 10% onto the measurement when ordering supplies to ensure you’ve left room for error.
Prepare the area: the level of preparation will depend on whether you’re tiling the floors or walls (see above), but for both, you’ll need a clean and flat surface to lay your tiles on. For walls, you can tile directly over the existing surface (be that wood, tiles or plasterboard), but it may be advisable (particularly for wetrooms) to strip back the walls and apply aquaboard to make sure dampness and moisture don’t damage the walls behind. When it comes to floors, again you can tile onto the existing wood or concrete, but if the surface is uneven, use a self-levelling screed to get a level finish. This will make it easier to lay your tiles and guarantee you get a flat and professional finish.
Plan your design: once the surface is already prepared by having the appropriate cement screed or aquaboards in place, position your tiles on the floor in a mock installation to properly determine where they’ll need to be cut. This will also give you the chance to play around with your pattern before you commit to sticking the tiles down.
Lay your tiles: once your tile layout is ready, you can then begin to apply them to the surface. It’s worth noting that for floor tiles, you will need to work from the centre outwards to each corner, tiling the area nearest the door last. For walls, tiles will be laid along the bottom row, working upwards to ensure you get straight, even rows.
Start by applying a layer of adhesive to the area using a notched trowel, then lightly press the tile into place, working your way from either the central point for floors or the bottom row for wall tiles. To ensure tiles are evenly spaced, lay your bathroom tiles using spacers between each one (remembering that the placement is now final!).
Apply the grout: the final stage of any tiling project is to apply tile grout between the tiles to fully seal them against moisture and dirt to give your interior updates added longevity. Start by removing the spacers after at least 24 hours has passed, then apply the grout to fill in the lines using a grout float. Although most modern grouts come with anti-mould and moisture properties, you can give extra protection by administering sealer to ensure the best possible water resistance for your bathroom tiles.
At Tiles Direct, we don’t believe in compromise. That’s why we aim to offer the best quality tiles at the best price (backed by our price match guarantee). As part of our commitment to being one of the leading suppliers of bathroom tiles in the UK, if you find our tiles elsewhere for less, we promise to beat the price.
Choosing cheap bathroom tiles doesn’t have to mean settling for poor quality, either. We handpick all of our suppliers from across Europe, with strict quality controls in place to ensure our customers are 100% satisfied. We also offer you the chance to try our tiles before you buy - simply order a tile sample today for just 99p to judge the quality for yourself.
Then when you’re ready to buy, add your chosen tiles to your online shopping basket and head to the checkout. For all orders over £499, we’ll even ship your bathroom tiles within the UK.
Discover all the stunning bathroom tiles we have in store online today, from the traditional and timeless to the ultra-modern and everything in between. And if you need a little added inspiration for giving your bathroom a fresh look, why not check out our blog? Packed full of styling ideas, tiling tips and the latest trends for bathrooms, kitchens and more, you’ll find all the inspiration you need.
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